Tyranny of Dragons Campaign OOC Thread

Discussion in 'It's Galley's Turn' started by esotericPrognosticator, Apr 17, 2017.


are you reading this thread?

  1. hell yeah!!

  2. I'm. part of the campaign so. yes?

  3. HELL yeah sign me the FUCK up for the microfandom dude

  4. no I'm just a sarcastic piece of shit

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. esotericPrognosticator

    esotericPrognosticator still really excited about kobolds tbqh

    javelins are indeed pointy poles! well, fancy ones. regular pointy poles are stakes, I think. but when I say "pole," I'm not referring to "everything that might be grouped in the pole family," I'm referring to "regular pole, y'know, a really long, skinny cylinder that you hold." furthermore! the butt of a javelin isn't pointy, 'tis true, but javelins are designed to poke things with the pointy end, not the butt. that is, when you are poking something with a javelin, chances are you're using the pointy end, 'cause that's what it's for. I will assume you are poking with the pointy end until otherwise informed. >:]

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  2. esotericPrognosticator

    esotericPrognosticator still really excited about kobolds tbqh

    yo players!

    so I'm kinda worried at this point that if we don't get this show on the road, it's just... never gonna happen, so I have a proposal for you all. how do you feel about kinda just starting the adventure? I know not all of you are done with your character sheets, and in an ideal world you all would be before we started, but most of you are, and that means a goddamn lot of you. in other words, I think we have a critical mass of PCs at this point.

    and anyone who isn't done with their character (@Lazarae and @KarrinBlue, I believe) doesn't have to start playing just now if they don't want to! I can either run your character as an NPC on skeleton stats until you feel ready to jump in, or (and I recommend this if you are invested in your character's social interactions/development as a person/etc., 'cause if I'm NPCing someone I'm kinda just gonna... interact as little as possible to avoid screwing with your characterization) your character can join the rest of the party later in the adventure whenever you feel ready. it's pretty episodic, so there shouldn't be a problem introducing new party members—it's not like they'd have to randomly appear in the middle of a megadungeon. :P and if the rest of the party has leveled up by then, your character doesn't have to start at first level, either.

    that option is also open to people whose character sheets are done but are not quite ready themselves! really, I can run your character for a while at any point if you ever wanna step out for a bit. you just gotta ask. :)

    anyway, how do you guys feel about this proposal?
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  3. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    Let's do it!
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  4. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    I'm all for it!
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  5. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

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  6. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    i'm down!
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  7. Arxon

    Arxon Well-Known Member

    Sounds good to me!
    (Sorry I have been awol for reasons of reasons)
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  8. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    a more explicit affirmative
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  9. esotericPrognosticator

    esotericPrognosticator still really excited about kobolds tbqh

    I believe I've got confirmations from seven of you (@NevermorePoe, @The Frood Abides, @Helen of Boy, @KarrinBlue, @garden, @Arxon, and @swirlingflight), which just leaves @Lazarae, who in any case would have to sit out for a while, since it's* the one without a posted character sheet. (hope you're okay, Lazarae, and best wishes if you aren't. brainbugs being brainbugs, I'd like to make it clear, again, that it's totally okay that you've stepped out for a while. and while of course I'd rather you be here, you aren't hindering anyone else's playing experience, though perhaps it'd be enriched by your presence. :3)

    but anyway, let's get this show on the road!

    *speaking of preferred pronouns, I don't know all of yours! I mean, I default to "they," but if you'd rather I use something else, HoB, please do let me know. almost else has theirs listed, and I know Swirl's, so.
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  10. The Frood Abides

    The Frood Abides Doesn't Know Where His Rug Is


    I'll get an IC post up soon. @garden I'm gonna assume Honor and Marian were traveling together unless you say otherwise?
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  11. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    I'm genderfluid enough that I don't usually have a strong preference. I guess feminine more often than masculine, maybe? I don't list them because it doesn't usually matter much, and isn't a consistent enough thing that anyone can do much with any other answer, anyway. :P

    Will do up an IC post later tonight!
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  12. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    @The Frood Abides thumbs up!

    i will do my IC post tomorrow (or later today seeing as it is past midnight), i am beat after a con i was at this weekend :p
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  13. esotericPrognosticator

    esotericPrognosticator still really excited about kobolds tbqh

    @Helen of Boy reply to your post to follow; I have to go for a couple hours now, and I thought it best not to leave Frood's reply moldering if I already had it done. :)
  14. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    wait, where are we posting the ic posts?

    [Edit:] NVM. I'm a stupid :p
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  15. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    uh, I don't remember if we talked about how Vitae gets to town, did anyone need him for anything, or can he just be popping out of the inn to check on things?
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  16. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    No worries! Makes perfect sense. I hope Salt's, uh, directness isn't a problem. If it is, I can find other things for her to do.

    I don't recall any, but I don't know I kept up with everyone else as well. I imagine if you aren't just arriving, though, you could justify popping out of the inn even if you were with someone else, just checking what was happening?
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  17. esotericPrognosticator

    esotericPrognosticator still really excited about kobolds tbqh

    yeah, in the intro I used the general "you" and explained why people might be at the inn to justify characters' presence there. I wanted to give you guys some leeway in deciding how you turned up there while still stating you were all at the inn. :)
  18. esotericPrognosticator

    esotericPrognosticator still really excited about kobolds tbqh

    aaaaactually this is going in here 'cause it's all OOC mechanics!

    so the cultist actually rolled higher on initiative than Ksualtth did! he's gonna use his movement to get up in melee range and slash at her, 'cause he's an overzealous idiot, and he hits and does damage. (btw, you didn't specify whether you had your shield or not. doesn't matter here, 'cause he hits either way, but in future I'd like you to let me know! either tell me to assume she's always carrying the shield or specify every time, please.)

    since the cultist got in melee range, Ksualtth is either going to spend some of her movement backing up (and open herself up to an attack of opportunity from the cultist), or she is going to roll to hit again with disadvantage for attacking in melee with a ranged weapon. if she rerolls she's prrrrobably not going to crit again, in which case I'mma use your first d6 roll and make it 11 damage instead. (a nat 20 is a critical hit, btw, but I'm not going to use a crit table. :P just double your damage dice like you did here.)
    edit: or she can switch weapons and make a melee attack, rerolling as appropriate.

    anyway, let me know what Ksualtth does and we'll take it from there! (incidentally, your rolls are just what's needed for individual combat like this, but you miiiight want to hold off on attack descriptions if your initiative roll is so low. :P)
    ...does this mean something along the lines of "roast in hell," or???

    initiative: 13 + 1 = 14
    to-hit: 15 + 3 = 18
    damage: 2 + 1 = 3
    I'm using the "Cultist" entry in the Monster Manual if anybody wants to check my math. :P

    additional edit: did you forget to roll with advantage for initiative as per the Natural Explorer feat, or were your rolls just that shitty? :P
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  19. The Frood Abides

    The Frood Abides Doesn't Know Where His Rug Is

    @esotericPrognosticator what's the grange built of? Mostly stone, or mostly wood and thatch, or something else?
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  20. esotericPrognosticator

    esotericPrognosticator still really excited about kobolds tbqh

    fieldstone with a slate roof—pretty sturdy! it's got big barn-y wooden doors, though.
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